26 August 2023

Apple Day - Saturday 14th October 2023 - 1pm-4pm

Apple Day is Free!

Yes, the Brightwell cum Sotwell Apple Day is well known as one of the best Apple Days in Oxfordshire and is free. We just want to celebrate the apple harvest and give visitors the chance to see and understand just how different and unusual apples are to those in the supermarkets.

Each year retired fruit farmer, Paul Chilton, produces a staggering display of just some of the 101 traditional heritage varieties of apples and pears all grown in the parish. There are always different varieties to taste as well!

The cake table will be staggering! Literally! Last year villagers were invited to "make something for the cake stall" as long as it contained apples. On the day they just kept arriving! We had small cakes, large cakes, muffins, tarts, pies, biscuits and even toffee apples.

Children will have a great time dipping apples on a stick in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles and marshmallows, plus take up the longest peel challenge.

Tours of the community orchard will run regularly where you can hear all about how the apple project started in Brightwell cum Sotwell and how we have helped other villages in Oxfordshire to plant their own orchards.